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How To Find Pet-Friendly Apartments in Fishers

If you own a pet or are thinking about getting one soon, you are going to want to rent a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers.  Unfortunately, the “pet-friendly” term can be quite vague. However, the term “pet-friendly” doesn’t share the same meaning from community to community. Some pet-friendly apartment complexes might actually give you the option to have a a pet, but only with restrictions on breed or size. While other Fishers apartments have accommodations for your pet such as designated parks for your dog to play or free waste disposal bags.

With so many differences in pet-friendly apartments in Fishers, what criteria should you use to find one that fits your needs?

Begin By Looking At The Complex’s Pet Policy

Family walking with their dog on neighborhood trail

An apartment is only as friendly to pets as its pet policy. This policy outlines the rules and restrictions when renting with a pet. Some policies offer great flexibility and let you own any pet. Some don’t allow certain dog breeds. Others might put limitations on the number of pets, size or weight. And then some policies forbid dogs altogether and only let you have housebound cats or small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

Few apartments place restrictions on the types of cat breeds permitted. More common is a policy that places limits on just how many pets are authorized in a single apartment. There also may be increased costs connected to having a pet, such as more expensive monthly rent or costs for cleaning after move-out, or a non-returnable pet deposit due at move-in.

A pet policy with a lot of conditions doesn’t mean that the property isn’t “pet-friendly”—as long as you fit within the parameters. But if you have a pet like an American Staffordshire Terrier or a Great Dane, or are fostering a litter of kittens, you should probably carefully review the pet policy before signing the lease with the community.

Take A Look At The Available Pet Amenities During Your Apartment Tour

Picture of dog park in our Fishers apartment community

Just like you would investigate the pool on your tour, be sure to look at the pet amenities. Designated areas for your dog to play help your doggie burn off excess energy and give you a place where they can socialize. Walking stations with bags for waste disposal, trash cans, and water bowls help keep the community clean. Some communities even set up playdates or discounts on grooming for residents!

Even though these accommodations for pets look perfect on paper, the true measure of their friendliness to pets is just how carefully they are cared for. If the area for dogs to play is overflowing with weeds or brambles, then it’s pretty much useless. Pet-friendly complexes ensure that dog poop bags are consistently in stock and that the trash cans are emptied regularly. When you schedule your tour of the property in Fishers, be sure to note whether the accommodations for pets are maintained as well as the human accommodations.

Take A Look At A Number of Reviews To See Pet-Friendly Intangibles

If you can’t decide whether a complex is pet-friendly or not, take a look at reviews on the Fishers apartment complex. Many apartment residents consider their dogs or cats as part of their family and have no problem relating their personal experiences of living in a particular community. You may discover that the maintenance staff carries doggie treats to hand out during service calls. Or that the community’s office organizes a pet adoption day with the humane society. You most likely can chalk those up in the “friendly to pets” category.

Reviews will also reveal the properties that will not give back deposits at move-out because of pet cleaning, or those who demand exorbitant monthly fees for pets. Just try not to let one negative review affect your decision, but if you note a trend of disgruntled dog and cat owners, then you may want to look at another property.

The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes Would Love To Make Our Property Your New Home In Fishers For Both You And Your Pet

When you’re researching a pet-friendly apartment in Fishers, make sure you take a look at The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes. We’d love to let you tour the apartment where you and your cat or dog can be comfortable. Contact us at 317-900-4375 or click on the schedule a tour button.  We also have detailed virtual tours! If you can’t come in for a visit, check out the virtual apartment tours.

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